Assistant Professor of Periodontology

220352 Requisition #

Creighton University School of Dentistry is seeking a motivated individual to support and develop the clinical curriculum to provide dental students with a broad spectrum of experiences in the treatment of Periodontics patients. Creighton University is a Catholic and Jesuit comprehensive university committed to excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in the Big East Conference.

The 12-month, tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor will work with a team of dedicated faculty and leaders who are building on a rich legacy of excellence in dental education and expanding our capacity as a national resource for the dental profession. Specific responsibilities will focus on clinical and didactic teaching at the pre-doctoral level, participation in research, grant-funding, service activities and delivering continuing dental education for the department of Periodontics.

Primary appointment will be in the Department of Periodontics.  Qualified candidates must have a DDS or DMD degree or, an equivalent degree from an international program along with completion of an ADA accredited clinical specialty program and successful completion of Part I and Part II of the National Board Dental Examination, prior to the date of hire, and be licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Nebraska and acquire credentialing from applicable third-party payer systems.

Candidates must also possess strong organizational and communication skills with an ability to work collaboratively in a collegial, interdisciplinary environment.

Potential candidates for an Assistant Professor are encouraged to review the Faculty Handbook at: 


  • Candidates must have a dental degree (DDS/DMD) and a certificate in Periodontics recognized by the Commission on Dental Education of the American Dental Association and the ability to obtain a faculty dental license in the state of Nebraska.  
  • Candidates must also possess strong organizational and communication skills with an ability to work collaboratively in a collegial, interdisciplinary environment. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 

  • Ability to foster student learning, development, and decision making in support of their goals, success, wellness, and needs. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop rapport quickly and effectively with a diversity of populations. 
  • Empathy and compassion for the experiences of others. 
  • Ability to provide evidence of excellent university-level teaching and/or significant publications 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Seeing: 75 – 100% 
  • Hearing: 75-100% 
  • Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 25-49% 
  • Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 10 lbs.) 
  • Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100% 
  • Travel: No and Yes 
  • Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No and Yes 


Change the World From Here 

At Creighton, you are part of something big. Your skills and passions unite with thousands of faculty, staff and students inspired to change the world. Here, we offer meaningful work driven by a 475-year-old Jesuit tradition committed to social justice and serving others. Through this tradition, we push the boundaries on innovation. We pursue new knowledge for the betterment of society. We seek to improve our world through Catholic and Jesuit values. And it all starts with you.  We’re committed to preparing students to work for the greater good. That means going where there’s a need and providing the opportunity to work in a wide variety of clinical settings with diverse patient populations.  


AAP/EEO Statement:  Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination. 

Disclosure Statement:  This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice. 



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